Everybody use email accounts and social networking websites such as orkut, twitter and facebook. There are many important information of a person in these email accounts and social networking website. so it is important to protect these account from hackers. Because hackers always try to get others account to get those secret and personal data for bad purpose. If use your email id for business and other services then it's a great loss and trouble for you. So always try to be safe from hackers
Follow these simple steps i am writing below to protect yourself from being hacked.
Never share your password to anyone.
Don't use password as your nick name, phone no. or pet names..
Use the combination of lower case, upper case, numbers and special characters for passwords.
Never click on any suspected link comes in a mail from unknown sender.
Never give your passwords to any 3rd party websites for any service.
Use different passwords for different accounts.
Check the website url every time before login.
Use secondary email address and mobile phone numbers with secret questions for account recovery.
Use latest antivirus and antimalware softwares with firewall on.
These are some steps which you can follow for safe surfing over the internet.
Don't give any chance to hackers...
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A Brief Intro To Password Cracking
What is Password Cracking?
Password cracking is the process of recovering passwords from data that has been stored in or transmitted by a computer system.The purpose of password cracking might be to help a user recover a forgotten password , to gain unauthorized access to a system, or as a preventive measure by system administrators to check for easily crackable passwords.
What are the Common Methods?
Easy Passwords can be sometimes guessed by people. These include most common passwords like The persons name, D.O.B, QWERTY, 123456, etc.
Many password cracker use this method to crack passwords. This method involves a software repeatedly trying out different combinations for logging into the system (or account).
3. Dictionary Attack
This method involves use of long lists of commonly used password lists or Username:Password combos or Wordlists for assisting Bruteforce. The software uses the data provided in this Sheet (text) to login to the system.
4. Social Engineering
This method involves interaction with the slave (or so told yet to be slave). In this method the Hacker asks the person many questions casually in a mindset to make him blurt out his password or atleast give a clue of it.
Suggestions to Prevent your password from getting cracked
* Using Alphabets , Numerals , Symbols in your passwords.
* Encrypting your passwords with Hashes like MD5.
* Installing a Captcha to stop bots.
These are a just few common methods.
Tools Required to Crack Passwords
Password Cracking Softwares:
John the Ripper (Bruteforcer)
Aircrack (Wifi-WEP/WPA Cracking Tool)
Cain and Abel (All In One)
THC Hydra (Bruteforcer)
L0phtcrack (Hash Cracker)
Airsnort (WEP Encryption Cracking Tool)
Solarwinds (Traffic Monitoring)
PwDump (Windows Password Recovery Tool)
Rainbow Crack (Hash Cracker)
Ultimate Password List (Dictionary)
Rockyou (Most Preferred)
500 Worst Passwords